Missing a Tooth?
Tooth loss is a pretty common problem that lots of people face for different reasons. It can be from tooth decay, a random sporting accident, case of severe gum disease or a potentially failed root canal procedure. If left untreated, a gap in your smile does not only look unattractive, it can lead to oral health problems. The teeth adjacent to the ‘gap’ will often shift or tilt into the vacant gap space, this leads to instability in your other neighbouring teeth and then your bite will start to misalign leading to difficulty eating like normal. To compound the problem, over time, the bone where the root of the missing tooth use to be, starts to shrink away making the gap worse. So the loss of just a single tooth may seem like a small thing, but it can have dramatic effect on your oral health and can be fixed with a simple single tooth implants procedure.
What are Single Tooth Implants?
A single tooth implant is a fixed dental solution designed to replace one missing or decaying tooth. There are three parts to an implant, the fixture, a small titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone, below the gum line, that acts as an artificial tooth root anchoring your new tooth replacement; the middle part is called the abutment, which is the part that connects the implant titanium screw to the new crown; the crown being your new artificial tooth. An implant is the ideal solution if you’ve lost or are losing one or more of your natural teeth.
The single tooth implant looks, feels and functions very similar to a natural tooth. It mimics the contours, shape and form of natural teeth and is fixed in your mouth. This means that you cannot remove it once fitted.
The single tooth implant is a preferred long-term treatment option to replace a tooth over other alternatives like traditional removable dentures or tooth-supported bridges. With the aim to deliver high quality, natural tooth aesthetics to our Aria Dental patients, the single tooth implant solution offers the most natural looking, feeling and functioning result.